Rev. Gene Lawrence Smith, age 92, of Dusty Road, Boone, passed away Saturday morning, June 21st, 2014 at his home.

Gene was born June 4, 1922 in the Valle Crucis community of Watauga County. Rev. Smith was of the Baptist faith and for more than 25 years, actively pastored churches in Watauga, Caldwell and Avery County

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